Media release

Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee has made key amendments to the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill, giving borrowers more protection from harmful high cost consumer credit contracts. The changes indicate that the Select Committee listened to the voices of Financial Mentors representing consumers that have...

FinCap welcomes the Government’s announcement of stricter controls over loan companies and debt collectors.  The charity works with New Zealand’s 200 free budget services and the 60,000 people who use their services each year, and has helped over half those services to provide detailed, compelling...

Today a refreshed and revitalised national voice of New Zealand’s 200 financial capability and budgeting services, called FinCap, is launched. Every year, 60,000 Kiwis facing financial hardship visit financial capability and budgeting services for free help. This is provided by 1,200 financial mentors working in...